Stories tagged with: Breast Cancer

October 15, 2013 - 5:26pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

A survivor and supporter of breast cancer is inviting the community to help raise money for an area physician.

Cindy Hairston is no stranger to the disease that The American Cancer Society says will take the life of 40,000 women this year

"It's really a unique story, that is why I brought my daughter and my mother,” said Hairston. “The night that I was giving birth to her, mother was in the next unit, get breast cancer biopsy. So she was brought into the earth,...

October 6, 2013 - 6:59pm
39 weeks 3 days ago

Two rival biddy league football teams duked it out for a good cause earlier today at Tri-Valley high school.

The Scotties and the Muskies played to help breast cancer patients at Sunday's game. All the money raised at the event will go towards the Genesis Cancer Relief Fund.

"It's an awesome feeling," said Cancer Survivor, Tasha Dunfee. I am a five year breast cancer survivor myself and its an awesome feeling, just to be able to give back to help out and bring awareness...

September 25, 2013 - 6:20pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

Genesis Healthcare System is getting the word out about breast cancer prevention.

Genesis' Breast Cancer Care Center was recently given an accreditation by the National Breast Association for the third year in a row and they want the community to know, with more and more women being diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age, the need for prevention and awareness about the disease is increasing.

"October as we all know is the pink month and the month that we really want...

June 30, 2013 - 10:39pm
1 year 1 week ago

A local salon offered haircuts for a great cause on Sunday.

Fabulous Cuts and Styles on Maple Avenue held a benefit for Carolyn Robinson. Robinson passed away, after struggling for 3 years, with her battle with breast cancer. Her family and friends at the salon say she touched their lives.

"She was actually amazing she was an R.N.. She worked with the hospital and teaching out at the vocational school. She went and did volunteer work for the Red Cross. She went to 9/11 when...

May 14, 2013 - 10:19am
1 year 8 weeks ago

Knowing your family history can help you in the fight against breast cancer.

Women have a 14 percent risk in their lifetime of getting breast cancer, that number is five times greater when their is a genetic connection to the disease. The older one gets the more chances you have.

"If you've got close relatives like your mother, your grandmother, your aunts or a man in your family who's had breast cancer then you should probably see a genetic counselor to see if it is...

January 2, 2013 - 4:55pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

A local woman, Ruby Tabor, has been battling stage 4 breast cancer since 2009.

After beating it once, she relapsed as the terminal cancer has spread to her lymph-nodes and brain. Through the 'Dream Foundation', which grants final dreams for adults with a life-limiting illness, Tabor is scheduled to travel to California to go to "The Ellen Degeneres Show". Excited as she is to see her favorite celebrity, there is a chance she will not be well enough to make the trip near the...

September 28, 2012 - 6:11pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The spirit of pink is in the air at the Ohio University-Zanesville/Zane State College Campus Center.

Genesis HealthCare System held a breast cancer awareness event that brings hope, laughter and positive thinking to survivors and their supporters.  Director of Cancer Services Sharon Parker said the goal is to promote screenings.

"For the last few years, we've had a dinner and an educational speaker on breast health," said Parker.  "Tonight is Dr....

June 14, 2011 - 4:37pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

It's time to hit the links in support of the Pink Ribbon.

The 31st Annual Pink Ribbon Cancer Society Golf Tournament will tee-off on Monday the 24th. The goal is to raise money for Breast Cancer research. Chair, Martha Purkey, said, the fundraiser is designed with the community in mind.

"Virtually, every dime that is raised in this golf tournament stays, right here, in Muskingum county," said Purkey. "To provide services for people who are undergoing...

June 12, 2011 - 5:08pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

A Newark business is doing its part to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer...

In honor of those who have struggled with the illness, Wilson's Garden Center in Newark held their first ever 'Pink Day.' The goal was to raise awareness and encourage women to get mammograms regularly. It hits home for the owner of Wilson's who lost two family members to the disease.

"Well, Breast Cancer is near and dear to a lot of people's hearts," says Wilson's...

May 1, 2011 - 7:53pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Area softball players are striking out for breast cancer.

The West Muskingum Middle School Tornadoes hosted a breast cancer awareness game against the Philo Electrics on Sunday to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition to planning and organizing the game, the team's head coach also had the girls research and conduct presentations for school so they could learn more about the disease.

"I think it's important for them to experience things like this...

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